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June 15, 2007

Early Mickey

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Ah, Mickey. That adorable, big eared mouse, with whom we've laughed and cried! Just a mouse. Just a drawing. But to us, he was human! The first animated being of his kind.

Mickey_anc_02_2 But was he original after all? It appears not! 1000 years before Mickey ever appeared in Plane Crazy, a French artist fashioned a bronze brooch that looks astonishingly like Mickey Mouse. Of course, he didn't mean to invent Mickey; he was trying to sculpt a lion but failed miserably, inadvertently stumbling upon the most famous cartoon character of all time.

Discovery Article about the brooch

(via: boingboing)

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Okay, so now, all the Disney CEOs have to do is build a time machine, go back then and sue for copyright infringement. ;D


Posted by: Bonnie | Jun 15, 2007 9:36:24 PM

Good evening Sir:

I would like to know where can I buy Myst I and Riven Myst II and Exile Myst III and Revelation Myst IV and End of Ages Myst V.

I would like to have that in French. Since two months I am looking to buy the serie of Myst and I cannot find a place to buy that.

Can you help me please.

Please excuse my English

Very truly yours

Jocelyne Bolduc

Posted by: Jocelyne Bolduc | Jun 20, 2007 6:36:11 PM

No replies here by the look of it.

Posted by: Disney Website | Jul 16, 2008 1:29:36 PM

In 10 years the Disney Imagineers will create a time machine. They will use the time machine to travel to ancient time periods and drop Mickey Mouse memorabilia all about ;)

Posted by: Jessie | Nov 11, 2008 9:52:27 PM

Ha! The original hidden Mickey. Awesome post.

Posted by: Disney World Guide | Apr 18, 2009 9:09:14 AM

pretty cool carving.

Posted by: disneyland tickets | Jun 1, 2009 2:16:34 AM

Very cool post! Strange coincidence? The world may never know

Posted by: Clint Rowley | Jul 12, 2011 1:27:08 PM

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